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Old September 16 2012, 05:43 PM   #8
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Re: What is the significance of the number 47?

Here's one: The number of Star Trek main-title regulars, plus the major semi-regular crew/community members who appeared in at least 30 installments, equals 47:

1. Kirk
2. Spock
3. McCoy
4. Scott
5. Sulu
6. Uhura
7. Chekov
8. Chapel
9. Picard
10. Riker
11. Data
12. La Forge
13. Troi
14. Worf
15. Crusher
16. Yar
17. W. Crusher
18. Guinan
19. Sisko
20. Kira
21. Odo
22. Bashir
23. J. Dax
24. E. Dax
25. O'Brien
26. J. Sisko
27. Quark
28. Rom
29. Nog
30. Garak
31. Janeway
32. Chakotay
33. Tuvok
34. EMH
35. Paris
36. Torres
37. Kim
38. Neelix
39. Kes
40. Seven
41. Archer
42. T'Pol
43. Tucker
44. Phlox
45. Reed
46. Sato
47. Mayweather

Of course I had to fudge the definitions to get that result, since I had to define it in such a way as to leave out frequently recurring characters like Pulaski (who was never technically a main-title regular), Keiko, and Dukat, as well as perennial bit players like Leslie, Morn, Ayala, etc. (not to mention Porthos). But hey, that's how numerology works -- you make up the conclusion you want and cook the data to support it.
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